Medford man sentenced for hit-and-run of cyclist

A Medford man has been found guilty for a hit-and-run crash in 2015 that seriously injured a bicyclist in Cambridge, according to the Middlesex district attorney’s office.

Christopher Campbell, 49, was sentenced to one year in the House of Correction, with 90 days to be served, and the balance suspended for two years, statement issued Thursday.

He was also ordered to take anger management and safe driving courses and must have no contact with the victim.


A Cambridge District Court jury on Wednesday found Campbell guilty of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and leaving the scene of personal injury, the statement said.

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On September 29, 2015, Campbell was driving his Ford F-250 truck at about 7:41 a.m. on Webster Avenue in Cambridge, when he approached the bicyclist traveling in the same direction, the release stated.

Campbell began yelling at the bicyclist, a 36-year-old male, and beeped his horn before pulling alongside and “ . . . recklessly striking the handlebar of his bicycle, causing (him) to lose control and fall from the bicycle,” prosecutors said.

He was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital and treated for injuries to his wrist and arm, the statement said.

Campbell fled the scene.


He was identified after police released a video surveillance of the crash to the public. A tip came in from the public, the statement said.

Campbell was arraigned on Jan 8, 2016.

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